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Aerial view of Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour.
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Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. View from Circular Quay.

Sydney Opera House

  • Sydney Opera House
  • View of Sydney harbour from the Opera Bar


Sydney Opera House

Beautiful against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour, the iconic Sydney Opera House is a thriving hub of art, culture and history. It's one of the world's most distinctive buildings, attracting millions of visitors from all over the world. Experience all that the Sydney Opera House has to offer by taking a guided tour, watching a show, and enjoying a cocktail beside the harbour at the Opera Bar as the sun sets over this stunning triumph of architecture and design.

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Opera House Contact Details
Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000
Sydney Opera House Event Listing

Tours and shows at the Sydney Opera House

Vivid Sydney Opera Sails

Get up close and personal by taking a guided, behind-the-scenes Sydney Opera House tour. The Sydney Opera House Tour will give you an introduction to the history behind this building, as well as showcasing all the theatre spaces where over 1,600 performances happen every year. This tour runs daily, and runs for approximately 1 hour.

Alternatively, The Backstage Tour is a must for anyone who wants to discover secrets about what really goes on behind the scenes at the Sydney Opera House. Lasting for 2 hours, this tour will let you peek behind the curtain to discover the dramas and the mysteries of Australia's most celebrated theatre.  

If you happen to be in Sydney around early June you may catch the Vivid Sydney festival. The festival transforms Sydney with fantastic arrays of light, music and ideas.

Of course, one of the best ways to experience the Sydney Opera House is to see a show. Don't be fooled by the name the Opera House Sydney's premier venue is not just for operas, but for ballets, plays, pop music, symphonies, comedy, contemporary dance, musical theatre and much more.

Finally, no trip to the Sydney Opera House would be complete without a stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens. Take a picnic basket, lie down in the grass and make the most of Sydney's gorgeous harbour views and sunny weather.

Sydney Opera House fine dining

Sydney Opera House guided tour, image Sydney Opera House

Diners can enjoy the stylish Bennelong, a sumptuous yet relaxed dining venue set within the famous sails of the Sydney Opera House.

Under the helm of award winning Chef Peter Gilmore, Bennelong offers both a high-end dining experience as well as a middle section designed for diners who are after a casual bite and beverage. Bennelong also welcomes those looking for an apertif before the show.    

You can also enjoy lunch and dinner at one of the world-class restaurants around Circular Quay, while taking in the view of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Quay is one of Australias top restaurants, while Peter Doyle at the Quay offers diners some of the most delicious seafood imaginable.

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